Monday, April 25, 2011

Traffic Tickets

Traffic tickets are a regular occurrence with my husband.  The one I payed this weekend was the most expensive by far. 

It was $370 for the traffic fine, $49 for traffic school eligibility, and a $10 convenience fee for paying the ticket online. Then add the $35 to take the online traffic school's a very expensive lesson my husband refuses to learn.

My husband has a lead foot and will have two or three tickets rotating on his driving record at any given time. He tries to hide them from me, but eventually the truth is found out.

"Hi, I'd like to inquire on insurance rates through your company," I told an insurance agent over the phone.

The insurance agent was polite and happy to help. I gave her my information, then I was asked to provide my husbands.

"Sorry, I can't help you," the agent cut me off before I finished spelling my husbands name.

"I don't understand?" I asked.

"We can't help you, Ma'am!" the agent replied abruptly.

"Can I ask why?" I thought I must of missed something.

"He has too many points on his record. One more and he could loose his license," the agent informed me, before she ended the call without saying good-bye.

That would explain the sudden increase on our insurance bill. I called my husband at work, since it was his idea to shop for cheaper car insurance.

"So...I figured out why our insurance rates tripled," I said instead of saying hello.  "Is there anything you want to tell me?" I challenged.

"Nothing you're gonna like," he confessed.


  1. Oh man, that's awful. I don't know how I'd cope with a husband who refused to learn that lesson.

  2. Sounds like a husband! That's a pretty harsh lesson to learn and it surprises me that he hasn't clued into how insurance works. Perhaps when his license is revoked he'll put some thought into how he drives? Until then, good luck!

  3. Whoops! Selective memory? Great story!

  4. Oh, boy! Sounds like he needs his keys taken from him. Your the boss, right?

  5. Your husband sounds just like my sister! You should tell him she got her license yanked for a year. Not fun.

  6. If it helps at all, my husband USED to have this problem. The last one he got, I was in the car with him. The officer was very nice once he saw me steaming in the passenger seat. Pretty sure he figured hubby was going to get it far worse from me than him. Haha!

    Good luck with the rest of the A to Z Challenge!

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